Paul Imhoff

AASA Past President | Director, Government Relations, Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Paul currently serves as the Government Relations Director for Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Previously, Paul Imhoff served as superintendent of Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio. A major accomplishment during his time in Upper Arlington was leading the effort to reinvent the strategic planning process for the district.  The hybrid planning process incorporated the best from private-sector and public-sector models and resulted in a focused, results-oriented plan with measurable goals.  The resulting 2015-2018 Strategic Plan led to the district's one-to-one technology program, which was one of the first in the area. The plan also led to the creation of the annual accountability report, the Quality Profile. In addition, it launched the community-driven facilities master planning process, which led to the new state-of-the-art high school building and five new or renovated elementary school buildings. 

Dr. Imhoff has two decades of administrative experience in public education, including six years as the superintendent of Mariemont City Schools and four years as the assistant superintendent in Madeira City Schools, both high-achieving districts in the Cincinnati area. Prior to moving into administrative roles, he spent 7 years teaching high school English and junior high language arts and reading.

Dr. Imhoff earned a Doctor of Education degree from Miami University, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University.  He is also a recipient of the distinguished alumni award from Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio.

Dr. Imhoff is the current president of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and was named the 2018 Ohio Superintendent of the Year. He has previously served as the chairperson for the Alliance for High Quality Education and the president of the Central Ohio Superintendents’ Association. He is a founding member of The Stand Project, an Upper Arlington community action project focused on the prevention of substance abuse.  

Dr. Imhoff and his wife, Melissa, live in Upper Arlington. Their two children, Lindsey and Tyler, are proud graduates of Upper Arlington Schools.  


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